Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up
Inspiration Round-Up

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

Hello sweet friends! Did you see our Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar? It is a paper crafter’s dream! Even thought this advent calendar is sold out, we are here to bring you a look inside each of the 24 windows.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

Day 1

Are you as excited as we are that Day 1 of the Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar is finally here? Now we’ve heard rumors that some of you have already peeked and that’s okay, but for those of you waiting for December 1st – the day has arrived! We opened our first window and created this adorable project!

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar - Day 1

This special die reflects the theme of this year’s calendar – a mailbox! We know you have a blast using it all year round. Please join us everyday for new card inspiration using the crafty goodie of the day!

We know the calendar sold out quickly this year, but the good news? We have already started design on a new Crafty Advent Calendar for 2023! In meantime, check out new product arriving daily on our website!

Day 2

Aww, what is cuter than an itty bitty stamp set? Not much, we say! For Day 2 of the Crafty Advent Calendar we designed this small but mighty stamp set. As you can see from the card we created, it really packs a lot into a little set.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

So sweet for stamping layers with your favorite ink colors! We can’t wait to see what you create with all of the special items in the Crafty Advent Calendar. Please tag us @teamspellbinders when you post your projects on social media! And also feel free to use the hashtag #neverstopmaking.

Day 3

Day 3 of the Crafty Advent Calendar is here! Today features another adorable die: it’s a super cute border. Use this die with or without the rim to really expand its possibilities. How cute is this project using the tried-and-true technique of repetition.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

And, as you will see throughout the month, we will be using past days goodies on our cards as well. You will recognize the stamped sentiment here from Day 2. We are so excited to inspire you all month long! Are you loving the calendar so far?

Day 4

It’s Crafty Advent Calendar Day 4! Yay!

Today features one of our favorite products to work with – word dies! There is not much better than die cutting a special sentiment for your card project. So quick and easy!

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

This Happy Birthday sentiment not only cuts out the words, but also includes a background or “shadow” die. This makes creating so fun and versatile. We love the unexpected color combination on today’s card. It’s great to see the stamp from Day 2 used in different ink colors!

Keep this Happy Birthday die handy, we are sure you will be using it for so many cards in 2023!

Day 5

It’s already Day 5 of the Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar! And we are super excited for today’s treasure – it’s a mini embossing folder! How cute are those stripes? We are big fans of the Diagonal Stripes Slimline folder, so having here in a cute mini size is so fun! (Why are things so cute when they get mini-sized?)

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

We adore today’s card, too! It not only features embossed cardstock in four colors, but also brings back the cute mailbox from Day 1. This card has a bit of a Valentine’s theme, but could work for anyone that needs to be cheered up! So sweet.

Use the standard sandwich on your die cutting machine for this embossing folder – we know you will love the results!

Day 6

We must admit, we are very excited to see Day 6 arrive! We aren’t supposed to play favorites, but I mean honestly – this little gnome die is too cute! You can customize his hat with or without the dots, add a cute wand to his hand, or just use the star die as an extra embellishment. So many creative possibilities!

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

We love how the gnomes are paired with the Happy Birthday sentiment from Day 4 – are you having fun mixing and matching your Crafty Advent Calendar goodies? Show us your projects by tagging us with @teamspellbinders!

Day 7

Day 7 is here! And the Crafty Advent Calendar really delivered today. It’s the first stencil in the box and we couldn’t be more excited. Polka dots are a universal favorite and we love how this stencil allows you to create confetti, multi colored dots or even a fabulous bokeh effect like this card shows.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

Combine an inked background with various layers of white pigment ink and you can create a truly magical effect! Because this stencil has layers, try using just one or two for variety! We hope you love this special goodie from Day 7!

Day 8

Day 8 of the Crafty Advent Calendar features another really special die! This adorable heart is sure win a top spot in your favorites stash. Whether you create a monotone heart with all pinks and reds, or go wild with all the colors of the rainbow, this die will make your next project sing!

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

We love that this die also has a rim to cut a delightful mat around your heart – this card features a heart cut from glitter foam! We paired it with another sweet background stenciled from yesterday’s prize. So fun to build on each’s day treasure.

Day 9

Day 9 brings some sparkle to your crafting! We often say that creating sparks JOY in our lives, and these super sparkly sequins are sure to delight.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

We love using sequins in shaker cards like the one above (and check out the cute gnomie!), but they are also perfect for adding shine to any project. Just adhere with a dot of clear adhesive and you are all set!

Day 10

The Crafty Advent Calendar Day 10 features a really sweet die set. Florals are definitely a fan favorite so we knew we had to include at least one set! This is a small but mighty set that you will use over and over again! (And don’t forget to combine it with any of the latest Spellbinders floral sets for a new fresh look).

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

We love how this die offers so many possibilities to mix and match with different layering options and flower centers. Use your rainbow of cardstock to create a truly adorable garden of your own!

Day 11

How fun is Day 11? This great little die has not one, not two, but three sentiments included! We love how crisp the letter look when embossed on the banner, especially when die cut with our Mirror Silver or Mirror Gold specialty cardstock.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

Mixing this die with either the layered stencil as shown in this card, or switching it up with the layered floral dies will be sure to make your next card project blooming wonderful!

Day 12

What a Tweet Day! It’s Day 12 of the Crafty Advent Calendar and this little bird certainly makes us smile! This sweet little guy is a great companion for our Little Chickadee die set that was released earlier this year.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

We love the idea of choosing your favorite cardstock colors and “coloring with paper” as you die cut and create a whole flock of these birdies. Enjoy and watch as your cards take flight!

Day 13

It’s Day 13 and time for another itty bitty stamp set. This cute set has just the right mixture of adorable fonts and mix and match words that become a set you reach for time and again.

Whether you stamp in traditional black ink, or break out the embossing powder and heat tool, they are so many ways to add that perfect sentiment to you card! We say “Until further notice, celebrate everything!”

Day 14

This month is just flying by! We hope you are having a blast opening your Crafty Advent Calendar. We are so excited to be sharing daily inspiration. Today is no exception – the goodie in today’s window is such a sweet one.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

And, it pairs perfectly with the darling bird from Day 12! Or, imagine creating five or six of these die cut and fashioning your own tiny wreath? So cute!

We can’t wait to see how you are mixing and matching your prizes from the calendar. We are over halfway through now! Please post your projects and tag us @teamspellbinders!

Day 15

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

Day 16

A beautiful BOLD sentiment seems perfect for Day 16 of the Crafty Advent Calendar. Layer this one up with glossy or mirror cardstock and it’s a real showstopper!

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

This die includes both the letters and the outline die for so much versatility. What a fun surprise for the day!

Day 17

Again, we know not to pick favorites, but really? Day 17 must be our lucky day because it features a SEVEN piece nesting set of dies! Wow!

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

Use this die set to create the most adorable rainbow or mix and match the arches for so many possibilities! We just want to keep this cute die front and center on our crafting desk!

Day 18

Day 18 brings even more sparkle to your crafting! This time we’ve picked a beautiful blue shade of sparkly goodness.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

Perfect for shaker cards or add that perfect touch of shine to your next project!

Day 19

Congratulations are in order! We are excited to have created this darling stamp that’s great for so many occasions. The larger word in this classic font paired with all the smaller supporting stamps make this such a fun set.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

Show us your creations using any of the first 19 days of goodies! Link them up here or tag us on social media @teamspellbinders!

Day 20

We are down to the last few days of the Crafty Advent Calendar. But, maybe you could say we are saving the best for last! That sure seems to be the case for today’s prize.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

This three layer stencil creates the most precious flower bouquet. Double it up like we did on this card and it’s such a delight. Stencils are all the rage right now and we know this will become a favorite of yours!

Day 21

Day 21 features a mini layering die. We launched several of these fun layering dies last summer, so we couldn’t resist creating an exclusive shape for the Crafty Advent Calendar!

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

Fashion it into a flower as we did on this project, or line up the shape along the edge of a card. We know you will think of so many ways to create with this cute die! We can’t wait to see!

Day 22

One last sprinkle of fun on Day 22! This color of sequins is just the sweetest!

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

We love the pretty iridescent shine of these sequins. Just change up with color of cardstock and the sequins will take on the color for a truly unique look. So pretty!

Day 23

One more day to go! And we would be remiss if we didn’t include a Thank You die! This also gives us the chance to say Thank YOU for coming on this adventure with us. This is our first Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar and we have had so much fun with it! We know there were a few bumps as we learned what works for the mechanics of the calendar, but we promise to make next year’s even better!

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

Enjoy combining this Thank You die with pretty much anything from the last 23 days of goodies! Here we’ve used the confetti stencil, star die from the gnome set and a generous sprinkle of sequins! So much fun.

Day 24

We are both excited and a little sad that this our last day of Advent! We created a very special die for Day 24 of the Crafty Advent Calendar.

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Inspiration Round-Up

Our larger truck dies are some of the most popular, so we couldn’t resist creating a mini version! Add the adorable packages or customize your truck with other small dies from your collection. We know that you will just love it!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all your friends at Spellbinders Paper Arts! And we wish you a very happy, and crafty, 2023!

Spellbinders Crafty Advent Calendar Round-Up

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Hi! I'm Yana Smakula (pronounced Sma-coo-la)! I love all things handmade. My passion is cardmaking featuring some fun and simple die-cutting and stamping techniques!

22 Comments

  • Joan Pelleteri

    I ordered the advent calendar in November and waited anxiously 😬 for Dec 1st (no peeking 🫣). When I opened day 1 😃, wait ….what 🙀, 🤷‍♀️ nothing was behind the door, ☹️ huh. What a bummer after all that anticipation. The item must have not been held by the glue dot. If you shake the calendar you hear loose items and I’m hoping day 1 is floating around in there somewhere, because it is very cute. I don’t know how many other days will be empty too, it’s very disappointing and causing me stress 😖……noooooo 🤦🏼‍♀️ 😫.
    Whew, I have to try to stay positive 💁🏻, tomorrow’s day 2.

    • Yana Smakula

      We are so sorry to hear that! It’s our first year doing an Advent Calendar and we are learning a lot about the process. Like any Advent Calendar, it’s possible that items may have slipped out of their spots (dies are thinner than chocolates!) or that the trays may have been incorrectly inserted into the box. We are confident that all 24 products are in every box, though. To help us improve in the future, would you please send a picture to customersupport@spellbinders.us

      • Kathy

        I have let customer service know that my little presents are not in the right spots. I am sure they are in there somewhere. 😄 if by chance they are missing will the pieces be able to be replaced? I will still buy this product EVERY year no matter because it is ingenious and SO much FUN❤️❤️❤️

        • Hanna

          I have 2 missing dies and 1 duplicate from day 10. I contacted customer service but they won’t be able to replace any missing parts

  • sandramakescards

    Sadly my calendar was put together incorrectly so the doors don’t match up with the content. Had to tear it apart and try to reassemble without seeing all the contents. I was pretty good – only saw two! Excited with my mailbox die.

  • Lyn Ohlensehlen

    I was also one of the many customers anxiously awaiting the first day of December. I had the same issue–packaged wrong and upside down. My present to myself was ruined because I had to open up all of the days to properly access my goodies. I immediately emailed customer support on December 1, but have not heard back from them. I’m hopeful that I will.

  • Amanda

    I can’t believe how great everything has been so far. Please thank everyone that worked so hard to bring us this daily joy.

  • Irene

    I am blown away by the quality of the Advent Calendar. What a fun couple of weeks this has been…looking forward to finishing out the last 10 days!

  • Stephanie Olsen

    My advent calendar has been perfect and I have been enjoying opening all the windows each day. The contents are so cute! Thank you!!

  • Sandra M Friesen

    As we draw near to the end of the calendar I am wondering what I will do each day without a little Spellbinders joy to look forward to. Thank you, this calendar has brought me so much fun these last 21 days.

  • Denise

    I am completely and totally blown away by the quality and the generosity of this calendar!!!! I have LOVED every single item and we are 21 days in!! Spellbinders, you’ve out done yourselves and I couldn’t be more impressed!!! I hadn’t paid attention to the fact that there was a calendar available. I received an email from a local crafty small business that she still had a few in stock (this was Thanksgiving week). I called a friend and asked her if she wanted to go in on one together and share the items( we live about a mile apart and share many crafty items). She agreed to split one. By day 8, we both loved the products SO MUCH, we called our local crafty small business and asked if she had any left. She did!! We now each have our own!! By day 14, I decided our other crafty friend needed to know. Called the local crafty business again and she had two left!! So, our friend has one too!! She is just as impressed as we are! Thank you, Spellbinders for a GREAT product!! Sign me up for next year! I’ll send you my money now!!!

  • Debbie Cote

    I agree with Denise, I just love, love, love my Advent Calendar. Each morning I get up and one of the first things I do is go into my craft room and open my calendar. I have loved every item we have opened and each day and can’t wait to open the next. Every item has been in the right spot for the right day and the calendar is exactly as it should be. Spellbinders I can hardly wait to do this again next year. Thank you and Merry Christmas to you all

  • ThisFox

    I was sad on Day 1 when all I saw was the glue dot, but I was pretty sure the item had just slipped down. Then Day 12 (I think it was) was the same way and I almost sent Spellbinders a message. However, I did have all 24 gifts and I am really impressed with them!
    I do see that other people had missing items and issues, though. Hopefully Spellbinders can keep some extras of items for just this reason–good customer service.

  • cjknick

    This advent calendar has been AmAzInG! Spellbinders has really raised the bar on the crafty Advent calendars available on the market. I will buy one every year they’re available. I have enjoyed watching those on YouTube do their creations everyday. I do feel for those whose calendars were not put together correctly and/or missing pieces. I do hope Spellbinders makes it right with those folks. While the chunk of change spent on the calendar was worth it to me, if I had the experience that some did, I probably would not feel as I do. I also understand this was unchartered waters for Spellbinders and if they decide to offer it again I hope they 1) order additional pieces to replace for those who’s pieces were omitted, 2) maybe up the quality control of assembly, and 3) figure out what happened with the shipping cost as some were charged quite a bit and others were not (all usa). Overall, I can’t wait to start playing with everything in the box! This month was busy and included travel but I still checked this blog everyday and watched a couple YouTubers that were amazing! Shoutouts to @JackiesCraftTable, @kristiemarcotteshorts & @IncludeaThankYou. I really enjoyed watching you ladies!

  • Teri Duncan

    I love everything about the advent calendar! It gave a little sparkle to every day in December! This was a fantastic idea and I can’t wait for the one next year. Will there be a way we can sign up for it early or subscribe to it? That would be very cool!

  • Kathy

    Just want to give a shout out to Spellbinders for the awesome job they did on their Advent Calendar! I absolutely loved everything in it. Great Job!! Look forward to what they have in store for 2023!

    • Jenny Metrick

      A few weeks ago the calendar came back with a small amount of them. I placed an order & it just shipped. My order is 1 item short and can be one of 2 items so does anyone know the item number for the calendar that would be on your invoice? I am desperate to find out if I’m getting one….thx! The suspense is too much!

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